No Go Game

Alas, the Go Game has been rescheduled to April 5 due to the weather. That’s probably a good idea. We played Amnesia in the rain, and it was really miserable.

Lots of games coming up

Last night I went with the rest of Team Snout to the Dutch Goose to get interviewed for The Goonies Game. It went really well, and the things we prepared for GC went over well too. Clever bribery goes a long way. We happened to answer two of our trivia questions just by the things…

If only…

If only there was a Tristan and America nearby, I could be fashionable. Perhaps it is time for another trip to Montreal. Maybe in time for their amazing spring?

Living in an sci-fi novel

In Estonia, they have a public program to let people get their genes sequenced. I just can’t get my head wrapped around what this kind of thing will do to society. I’m not against it, I just feel a little like I felt when I saw the first web browser. I knew that things were…

It’s not IBM that Oracle needs to worry about

TechNewsWorld reports, Top Dog Oracle Losing Database Market Share. At work, we are using mySQL for new projects, and looking seriously at replacing Oracle in old projects with it too. Oracle is too expensive when mySQL, which is free, will do the same job. Update: Forbes picked up the story, but probably not from me.

Afganistan gets a top level domain

On March 10 2003 the UNDP made the “af” top level domain go live. Coverage is here: CNN, UNDP. I decided to look into this to see what it looked like. I found to my delight that ns.undp.org was allowing zone transfers for the entire “.af” namespace. Unfortunately, there’s still not much there to see….

Egosurfing, pt 2

OK, I really need to stop egosurfing and get to sleep. But look at this bizarre thing I found. I grew up in Oregon, and I’m all for wilderness conservation programs. Maybe they named the fund after me, once I left for California?

Egosurfing

Look what I found… When searching for the old article about WebTV, I found a version of it translated into Japanese. My friend Lisa was pretty blown away by how much stuff she found about me on the net. Even I’m blown away to find a Japanese article quoting me.

Old News

There are two things wrong with this story: MSN TV prank creating “emergencies+. One, that it could happen at all, because the design problems and bugs that made it possible have been known for a long time by people smart enough, but too busy to fix them. Second, that people are calling it a virus….